Bungie recently announced the launch of the first Iron Banner in Destiny 2. The competitive based Player vs. Player (PVP) event, much like the Trials of the Nine, is set to start on October 10th at 5am EST. It then ends a week later on the 17th at the same time. Unlike Crucible and Trials of the Nine, Iron Banner likely has the extra element of damage given and received being based on power level (akin to the light-level enabled event in the first game).
The event begins by getting a quest from Lord Saladin in the tower. Keep in mind, to access the Tower you must have beaten the campaign. Then you can access the Iron Banner in the same place you would access the Crucible and the Trials of the Nine. Iron Banner will keep the same format as the other PVP playlists in Destiny 2 - 4v4 - with the gametype of Control, where Guardians battle it out to maintain the majority control of three posted flags.
Weapons are rumored to be a part of the new banner, but nothing is officially confirmed. All in all, I’m really excited for the Iron Banner. The new armor takes on the style of ancient warriors and already looks really good. It will be a nice break in between Faction Rallies, the week-long event in which Dead Orbit beat out New Monarchy and Future War Cult in the first appearance.
See you on the battlefield, Guardians!
Makuch, Eddie. “Iron Banner Makes Destiny 2 Debut Soon With These Gear And Armor Rewards.” GameSpot, Gamespot, 6 Oct. 2017, www.gamespot.com/articles/iron-banner-makes-destiny-2-debut-soon-with-these-/1100-6453826/.
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